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Grace Mendez
 
Grace Mendez holds a BA in Visual and Public Art from CSU Monterey Bay and is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher. She believes her role as a teacher is to help people explore their creative journey in ways that are both meaningful and fun. She enjoys mixed-media, bookbinding, art journaling, assemblage, and drawing. Visit her online at GraceMendez.com
 
Robot by Gary Francis
 
1-Day Workshops
Creative Cartooning
with Gary Francis


Friday, May 19
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next Workshop: Saturday, May 27

                               2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Fee per workshop:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members

 
Learn to construct solid characters in classic Looney Tunes and Disney cartoon style.

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Writer and instructor,  Deborah Medvick

6-Week Workshop
Your Story--A Gift of a Lifetime with Deborah Medvick


June 3, 10, 17 24 & July 8, 15
Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fee:  $175  Members;
         $195 Non-members


Express yourself with confidence and clarity, keep up your writing momentum, and make your story come alive.  

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Art journal by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Art Journal Sampler
 
Saturday, June 10
10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Fee:
$55 Members; $65 Non-members


$15 Materials fee


Complete an art journaling sampler to refer to whenever you need  inspiration.

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Still life by Sung Kim

6 Sessions
Studio Still Life Painting in Oil with
Sung Kim

June 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 20 27
Thursdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fee:

$180 members; $200 Non-members

Learn composition, value and color study of still life painting and much more.


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Intuitive Painting Workshop book by  
Alena Hennessy

 6 Week Series
Book Club: Intuitive Painting with 
Grace Mendez

Fridays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 23, 30 & July 7, 14, 21, 28


Fee: 
$170 Members; $195 Non-members 

Work through the projects and exercises in the book, Intuitive Painting Workshop by Alena Hennessy.  If you love color, this is the class for you. 

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ART JOURNAL ON THE GO
Art journal by Grace Mendez
 
1-Day Workshop
Art Journaling On the Go

Saturday, June 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee:
$40 Members; $50 Non-members


Learn how to make an essential travel kit for on-the-go art making. 

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    Gourd Drawing by Margaret W. Fago
 
6 Sessions
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago


July 10, 17, 24 & Aug. 14, 21, 28
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee:
$120 Members; $162 Non-members


Learn how to create design and form through line, shading, black and white shapes and tonal values.

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Still life painting by Bruce Katz
 
1-Day Workshop
Painting the Still Life Outdoors with Bruce Katz
 
Saturday, July 15
10::00 am – 4:00 pm

Fee:
$75 Members; $80 Non-members


Learn the fundamentals of still life painting and those of plein air painting.

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Zentangle drawing by Grace Mendez
 
1-Day Workshop
Introduction to Zentangle® 
Drawing with Grace Mendez, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Saturday, June 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members


Create beautiful abstract images using repetitive patterns.

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Prints by Grace Mendez
1-Day Workshop
Easy Paper Projects with Your Gelli® Plate Prints with
Grace Mendez

Saturday, June 3
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Fee:
$65 Members; $75 Non-members


Give your extra Gelli prints a purpose. We will use your leftover monoprints from your previous printmaking sessions to create several projects.  No prints?  We'll make some!


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WATERCOLOR PLEIN AIR
Lagoon Cormorants by Margaret Fago 

3-Day Workshop
Introduction to Plein Air Painting in Watercolor with Margaret Fago

Tuesday, June 6; Monday, June 12 & Tuesday, June 13
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Fee per day: 
$20 Members; $27 Non-members


Learn  to see your subjects outdoors and then put into a painting.

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Art journal by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Art Journaling Writing Prompts: Tips and Techniques with
Grace Mendez


Saturday, June 10
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members


Integrate writing into your art journal pages with a variety of tips and techniques.

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Tiburon by Sung Kim

2-Day Workshop
Studio Landscape Painting in Oil
with Sung Kim

Saturdays, June 17 & 24
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Fee:

$120 members; $130 Non-members

Learn the foundation skills to paint landscapes indoors. 

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PORTFOLIO ART JOURNAL

Portfolio art journal by Grace Mendez

 1-Day Workshop
Portfolio and Pages Art Journal with 
Grace Mendez

Saturday, June 24
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Fee: 
$65 Members; $75 Non-members 

With one sheet of paper,  create a portfolio with lots of loose pages for art journaling.

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Art journal collage by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Art Journaling Collage Techniques with Grace Mendez


Saturday, July 8
10:00 am – 1:00 pm         

Fee:
$55 Members; $65 Non-members


Integrate collage and art journaling to create  layered art journal spreads.


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City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago


Beginning - Intermediate
July 10, 17, 24 & Aug. 14, 21, 28
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Intermediate - Advanced
July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 15, 22, 29
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fees: $120 Members; $162 Non-members


Come develop your painting voice while learning watercolor techniques.

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Upcoming July workshops with
Grace Mendez

 
Introduction to Zentangle Drawing July 22
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Under the Sea: Zentangle Inspired Art ~ July 22
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Monoprints with a Gelli Arts Plate ~ July 29
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Life Drawing ~ Weekly Sessions with Model (no instructor)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
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Alameda Island Poetry Reading
Hosted by Nanette Deetz
Every 1st Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Acoustic Jam
Facilitated by Janet Lenore
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
7:00 PM - 8:30 pm 

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Alameda Poetry Writers' Workshop
Hosted by Mary Loughran and Marilyn Flower
Every 2nd Thursday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Poetry and Prose
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton & Deborah Medvick
Every 2nd  Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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2017 Alameda On Camera
 

April 7 - June 3




 
To & From Church by Kathryne Hurtado, 2017 AOC Marketing Award 
Vaqueros Spirit by Nancy Roberts

 Call for Art: Complementary Colors Exhibit
Intake: Sunday, June 4, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Theme: Blue vs. orange, red vs. Green, Purple vs. yellow, compatible, lead character,
minor character, colors, harmony, contrast, vibrant, dull  

 
Exhibit: June 9~August 5 

Call for Artists: Plein Air in Zacatlan Mexico

Sponsored by a grant from the Davis Charitable Trust
 
A Plein Air painter will to go for seven days to Zacatlan Mexico (near Puebla) to capture images of this historical town and surrounding countryside. Past and present Plein Air Paintout artist participants and jurors are eligible to apply. Please read here for details.

 
Artist Deepa Kataria 

February 6 - May 26 

 

Eyewise Optometry

2651 Blanding, Suite B

Alameda (near Nob Hill Grocery

 
Pier 39 by Deepa Kataria, oil on canvas
The City by Mike Gifford, photo
 
The Lodge Art Gallery inaugural exhibition
The City
by photographer, Mike Gifford
 
Wednesday, May 10 -  Tuesday, June 20
Opening reception: Tuesday May 16, 4 pm - 5 pm

The Lodge at Harbor Bay 
801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502   
Viewing hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily

 

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Volunteers needed for help with upcoming Complementary Colors exhibit.
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Thanks to our

2017 Alameda

On Camera 

Sponsors




 
Thanks to our

sponsors for the

2016  Plein Air

Paintout

Thank you to
eon Computer Technologies
of Alameda!

All classes and workshops are subject to change or cancellation.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Please visit our website for list of current offerings. Your continued support for the artistic community is greatly appreciated.

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